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Arrest made by head of security in front of tent (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stop

Here is my best explanation:

'arrest' is the definition.

('stop' can be a synonym of 'arrest')

'head of security in front of tent' is the subsidiary indication.

'head of' says to take the initial letters.

'in front of' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'tent' becomes 'top' (top is a kind of tent).

The initial letter of 'security' is 's'.

's'+'top'='stop'

'made by' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for stop that I've seen before include "It could be the organist's principal", "Don't allow", "block", "plug", "Finished", "Close < finish", "part", "Whoa, cease", "Knock out" and "Hold on".)

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